Announcements

Announcement

EWA Board OKs Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan

EWA is excited to share that the EWA Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive plan to increase diversity and inclusion in our organization. You can see the executive summary of the plan here.

EWA’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force led us through a process that engaged members and key stakeholders in education journalism, as well as experts in diversity and inclusion.

Seminar

Higher Ed 2017: Covering Campus Conflict in the Time of Trump
Atlanta • October 2–3, 2017

From heated debates over free speech to the Trump administration’s threats to deport undocumented students, these are tense times on college campuses. For reporters who cover higher education, questions abound and important stories need to be told. 

On Oct. 2-3, EWA will bring together journalists at Georgia State University in Atlanta to explore pressing issues in education after high school. (Here’s the preliminary agenda.) At this journalist-only seminar you will hear:

Announcement

Kim Clark Joins EWA as Assistant Director

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.

“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”

Webinar

Back-to-School: Story Ideas That Shine
Thursday, Aug. 24 — 2 p.m. Eastern

Back-to-School: Story Ideas That Shine

Finding fresh angles on familiar ground can be an annual challenge for education reporters. With this webinar, you’ll get smart tips from experienced journalists for great stories on the first day of school and beyond.

We’ll discuss novel ways of approaching the new academic year, from preschool through higher education. You’ll get ideas for unique profiles, for making the most of your publication’s multimedia resources, and for exploring a range of timely questions on the beat.

Seminar

Fall 2017 Calendar of Events
Upcoming Seminars

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A new school year also means upcoming EWA seminars!

EWA gathers experts who provide diverse perspectives and research to help you cover education. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other reporters from national and local outlets.

We provide travel and registration scholarships for qualified journalists. These scholarships can cover most, if not all, of your travel expenses.

 

Announcement

Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies

In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Awards

2016 National Winners for the Hechinger, Moskowitz, Eddie Awards in Education Reporting

The Education Writers Association is delighted to honor “Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education,” an investigative series from the Houston Chronicle, with the top prize in the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting. This year’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting will go to the reporter behind the series – Brian Rosenthal.

Announcement

EWA Announces New ‘Global Lens’ Education Reporting Fellows

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its third class of EWA Reporting Fellows, under an initiative aimed at supporting enterprising journalism projects.

The latest round of the EWA Reporting Fellowship is focused on examining U.S. education through a global lens. Prior rounds include college and career readiness and success, as well as high school redesign.

Announcement

Finalists for 2016 EWA Awards for Education Reporting and Eddie Prize Announced
Winners To Be Honored at Annual Conference

April 19, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting and the Eddie Prize, recognizing the top education stories in online, print and broadcast media across the country.

Produced by outlets that ranged from one-person bureaus to news media powerhouses, 36 entries earned the status of finalist from EWA’s panel of judges. The entries were characterized by compelling writing, high-impact visuals, and illuminating data. 

Announcement

EWA Announces New Education Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its second class of EWA Reporting Fellows, under an initiative aimed at supporting enterprising journalism projects.

“We were heartened by the quality of the applications and the continued enthusiasm among EWA members for pursuing in-depth reporting projects,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We expect the fellows’ work to advance important conversations about policies and practices shaping America’s schools.”

Announcement

EWA Announces Theme of 2017 National Seminar
Washington, DC • May 31–June 2, 2017

“A New Era for Education and the Press” is the theme of the Education Writers Association’s 70th annual National Seminar. EWA, the national professional organization for journalists and other writers who cover education, will hold its flagship conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, 2017.

Announcement

Update on EWA Boards
April 2016

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the election of the 2016-2017 officers of the Board of Directors, the addition of a new director, and the appointment of six new members of the Journalist Advisory Board.

Announcement

EWA Welcomes Journalist Advisory Board Nominations
March 2016 Vacancy

The Education Writers Association expects to add one or more new members to its Journalist Advisory board in 2016. As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself for consideration by the board’s nominating committee. If you would like to nominate any other EWA journalist members, please send their names to Nora Burke and she will contact them.

Announcement

EWA Welcomes Board Nominations From Members
January 2016 Vacancy

The Education Writers Association expects to add one or more new members to its Board of Directors in 2016. As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself or another EWA member as a candidate for consideration by the board’s nominating committee.

EWA’s mission is to increase the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed public. We are interested in receiving nominations of individuals who are passionately committed to advancing the cause of more and better journalism on education.

Announcement

State of the Education Beat

Dear Colleague,

Tomorrow, we will email you a survey about your work in education journalism.

With your help, this State of the Education Beat study will gather objective information on the experience and work of education journalists. Your response to the survey is crucial to make this study a success.

The survey is anonymous. We have commissioned the non-profit Education Week Research Center at Editorial Projects in Education to conduct the study.

If you have any questions, please contact us at study@ewa.org.

Announcement

2015-2016 Calendar of Events
Upcoming Seminars for Journalists Members

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A new school year also means upcoming EWA seminars!

EWA gathers experts who provide diverse perspectives and research to help you cover education. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other reporters from national and local outlets.

We provide travel and registration scholarships for qualified journalists. These scholarships can cover most, if not all, of your travel expenses.

Announcement

2014 Award Winners Announced
National Awards for Education Reporting

March 26, 2015 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 National Awards for Education Reporting, honoring exceptional journalism from print, radio and online media outlets across the country.

The 33 honored entries hail from a diverse array of media outlets that range from three-person newsrooms to outlets with hundreds of reporters. More than 240 entrants submitted roughly 360 entries in 18 categories.